Sherman man arrested for smothering 2-month-old son to death

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SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - Sherman police were called to the neighborhood on the corner of Cherry Street and Wanda Drive Tuesday night, and one neighbor says she knew something was wrong outside while she was watching TV.

Booking photo of Miguel Angel Gomez, Jr. (Grayson Co. Jail)

"I was actually watching 'Live PD,' and I thought 'wow, my TV just got really loud'," said Brenda Hix.

Hix's favorite reality show quickly became her actual reality.

She took photos just outside her window.

"There was an ambulance coming down Cherry Street, so I went out front to see what was going on, and it was just up the street," said Hix.

Sherman police arrived on scene after 10 p.m. to the home where they received an assault call, looking for suspect Miguel Gomez Jr., who they say was passed out drunk.

Police say when they arrived at the house, Gomez's girlfriend arrived moments later.

While they were in the home looking for the 29-year-old, his girlfriend found their two-month-old son unresponsive.

Hix says the ambulance sent to pick up the baby was in and out in the blink of an eye.

"I mean they were out as fast as I've ever seen. I've never seen an ambulance move that fast. Ambulance was gone. In and out, three minutes tops," said Hix.

Sgt. Brett Mullen says the baby boy died at the hospital early Wednesday morning.

"The evidence at the scene indicated that the suspect was in bed with the child in an intoxicated state, and while he was asleep, rolled over on the child and caused the child's death by suffocation," said Mullen.

Sgt. Mullen says Gomez is in the Grayson County Jail, facing a manslaughter charge.

"It's heartbreaking to know that happened. It's amazing to me something like that can happen to such a young child," said Hix.

The assault that occurred earlier in the night is under investigation by Sherman Police Department.